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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-MH0161
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.; Mardin Hoard
Maker:  Nikephoros III; Constantinople
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Eurasia: Istanbul
Culture:  Byzantine; Turkman
Date made:  1078-1081
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.6
Weight (g):  4.73
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 8066, January 1976.
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Description:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: Cross of equal arms ending in globules.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: None visible. Reverse: C…N… (Cross, protect emperor Nikephoros)

Bibliography:  DOC III.2.9.18

Notes:  Countermark 18a (lillah), countermark 1 (atabeg) over countermark 13 ('izz), countermark 12 ('adl, 'izz) and countermark 17 (lillah) on obverse at 0 degrees, at 45 degrees and on reverse at centre and at 270 degrees respectively; Lowick, Bendall and Whitting 'The Mardin Hoard' p.32, 37-9, 41-2

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